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to the voters. especially those people who may not have voted for us. going across the city, we'll probably do a series of town hall meetings. >> i believe in civic participation. i believe in giving back to the community. certainly, not in big highly public role but in a way that can help my community, help the government, help out people who need a helping hand. >> gray announced a new website to disseminate information and to solicit ideas. the address is www.buildonecity.com. >>> noouz news4's tracee wilkins talked to voters about gray becoming the new mayor of the district. >> reporter: he has won more than half the city's vote beating out mayor adrian fenty four years after fenty won in every district. despite our differences, i know well that adrian fen shares our commitment to this city. so please join me in applauding and thanking him for his record of service to the people of the dtrict of columbia. >> reporter: fenty, the youngest mayor in d.c. history, started getting resistance from voters oriole in his campaign with many claiming the mayor had become aloof, disconnected. in some
hours we have had high pressure giving us clear sky. plenty of sunshine with highs reaching low 80s, low humidity. increasing clouds on thursday. a shower after sunset thursday evening. drying out by friday afternoon. details on that in just a few minutes. >>> tom, good morning. as we get under way, wre doing pretty well along the 95 corridor as you head north from stafford to the capital belays. both directions, no really hangups. and travel lanes are open. bay bridge, overnight road work at th bay bridge and then an accident after that which forced authorities to shut down the bay bridge for a while. everything has been cleared up. the accident is go. looks like construction should be out by 5:00. weep keep you updated. >> okay, jerry, thanks. >>> this morning marks a new era in the district. the city will have a new mayor. gray defeated fenty in the primary. gray will be speaking later today. tracy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it turns out the polls were right. it looks like vcent gray has won the nomination for the democratic party to be the next mayor of washington, d.c
. that could change for all of us, though, tomorrow. doug has details in the storm certain. how does it look, doug? >> it's actually a beautiful night, and if you're out this evening, and even if you wake up tomorrow morning, you'll notice big changes out there. you can see the moon rising over the nation's capitol, reflecting off lake potomac. the current temperature and winds low. we've seen a pretty nice night and all the rain gone from the area, now off to the east. except down in north carolina, and that's where we'll start to see the rain make its way this way. still a tropical depression 16, but its moisture will move our way as well. tropical rains are inhe forecast. some areas could eily see two to four inches. i'll show you what gets what and when in my later forecast. >>> former president jimmy carter will spend this night in a hospital after falling ill in a flight today. he suffered stomch pains after flying from atlata to cleveland to promote his new book. doctors suggested he stay in the hospital overnight. carter's grandson says the forr president is doing fine. he expects to
to go back to aaron gillcrest. >> aaron, what do you have for us there? >> guys, i was just making note of the fact that we're starting to get into the rush hour time here in the silver spring area. it's always a busy area to drive through and traffic, as well. but right now, things are starting to pick up as people start to come through this area and are blocked at many turns. we have a gentleman here with us, jim, who was just leaving work today. and you've been telling us that you're trying to figure out to get where you're going this afternoon, right? >> yeah.7á+zcd. >> if we can, we'll provide you the information at that time. >> [ inaudible ]. >> no, i can't. still on the first floor? >> [ inaudible ]. >> no. i can't answer that. there is still no confirmed injuries. no reports of any injuries that have been brought to my attention. >> are you afraid he'll hear about it and it will disturb negotiations? >> there are a couple different categories as far as information. some parts of this information we just don't know. some parts we don't want to release because it may affect how
that god would want us to do it. the american people do not want the mosque there. and of course, muslims do not want us to burn the koran. the imam has agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. and on saturday, i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> again that florida preacher's plan to burn the koran this weekend is now canceled. more about this coming up on "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast. >>> officials in iran today announce that had one of the three american hike here's have been detained there will be released on september 11. however, the iranian government refused to say which hiker it would be. reporters in iran were informed by text message today that the release would co-inside with the festival that ends the muslim muslim holy month of ramadan. sarah shourd and two bruise arrested near iran. iran had accused them of spying. >>> a business owner in adams morgan is literally picking up the pieces after a driver slammed right into her restaurant entrance. a drive hit two women who happened to be walking by at that time. the p
-like group. nbc's kristen welker has been following the developments and joins us from los angeles. kristen,ood morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester. authorities say five adults and eight children are missing. the kids range in age from 3 to 17 years old. officials believe they may be immigrants from el salvador. investigators lookedn palmdale. family members reported them missing saturday afternoon and expressed concern because they discovered personal belongings and disturbing letters in a purse one of the cult members left behind. >> they left behind notes saying that they were going to go visit their deceased relatives, that they were going to go meet jesus, notes that indicated that they wanted to go to the next life. no words such as "suicide" or "taking our own life" were used at all, but the indications seem that may be a possibility. >> reporter: ahorities also found cell phones in that purse. authorities released a picture -- this picture of the woman they believe is the leader of the group. her name is reyna chicas. they may have started out as members of the same ch
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with it's controversial comments about 9/11. this morning the one hiker who was free is here for an exclusive interview. >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," friday, september 24, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and orange, -- gorge, everyone. >> residents in parts of minnesota bracing for another round of serious floods. >> another heavy downpour promptpromp prompted officials -- >>> also ahead,he latest on the actor who appeare in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" has now been found guilty of atechlted murder. he stabbed his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times and she survived. she will speak out about her ordeal when she joins us live. >>> and we talk about a william who survived a difficult surgery in which doctors cut off the lower what are of her body to remove a tumor. >>> in the news this morning, hundreds of people have been forced from their homes because of flooding in parts of wisconsin and minnesota where both gover
. >>> we must begin with a major news story just up the coast from us here in california. it was dinner time last night, about 6:15 in san bruno, california, the routine of a normal thursday in the neighborhood was shattered by an explosion so loud it was heard for miles. then came the geyser of flames shooting 300 feet in the air and then the noise. people near the blast zone understandably thought it was an earthquake, a nuclear explosion, perhaps a plane had gone down. turned out to be a natural gas line exploding and a fire that wasn't brought under control until just this afternoon. san bruno is a city of about 30,000 people, give or take, just south of san francisco, just west of that city's airport, sfo. federal investigators have converged on the neighborhood where the gas main blew up. we begin our broadcast tonight from the scene. our own kristen welker and miguel almaguer are there for us tonight. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brin, good evening. the national transportation safety board is leading this investigation. the blast has already been called a state of emergency
, some crime like that taking place he. >> reporter: police say this man used the internet to befriend a woman whom he later held captive and victimized. >> the person may seem like a nic person on the other end of the phone. if you don't know them, you have to assume that foul play could be involved. >> reporter: accoing to the sheriff, this go back to june. that's when they stay suspect john swan evanset the victim on the dating website eharmony.com. july, they say, he lured her to his house here in south riding. and health her against her will. and sexually assaulted her here. there is fear there could be more vicms. >> in a situation like this, the same as someone has been scammed them don't want the embarrassment of someone being scammedo they don't say anything. that'sow these perpetrators continuing. if anybody is fwam this person, we would lake to hear from them. >> reporter: some advice fom the sheriff. when you go to meet someone for the first time, don't do it at their place or your place. do it in a public place. it's mu safer there. i'm pat collins, news4, loudoun county.
. >> it was açó busy day. now to a developing story this evening from southeast washingto police tell us an armored truck guard was shot in the eye at a popeye's on malcolm x boulevard. the armor truck driver drove the guard to a local hospital before police arrived at the scene. no word yet on the grd's condition. no arrests have been made. >>> a suicide investigation led to a bomb scare at an apartment complex overnight. the police went to the building in the 400 block of sunnybrook terrace after the suicide was reported and that's when they found three pipe bombs. police ended up detonating the bombs in a field. the apartment complex had to be evacuated during the ordeal. it is not clear w made those bombs. >>> well, it is election-eve in the district and tonight mayor adrian fuente wrapped upthe last full day of campaigning. trying to sway any last of-minute undecided and urging people to get out the vote. tomherwood joins us. >> reporter: fenty is trailing gray in every poll. >> four more years! >> reporter: they're for fenty. >> no more yes! >>eporter: they're for gray. and then th
to go. we have to educate ourself to a better economy. education is an economic strategy. you see us being 20th in math and science, we've fallen one generation from first to ninth in college graduates? that's unacceptable. we're paying a terrible price in the economy because we've lost our way educationally. that's why we're pushing so hard for reform. >> there's a lot of money in the reform movement right now. you t most of it. you got billions of dollars. as part of race to the top. president bush started no child left behind. that will be reauthorized, you hope, certainly. where are we with those? you're giving money. but there's a lot more conditions to drive accountability. >> we're not investing in the status quo. with the race to the top, it represen less than 1% of the total k through 12 spending nationally, you see 36 states raising standards,ot dummying down things, not lying to children because of political pressure. most states are removing barriers to innovative schools. eliminate the linking of teacher evaluation and student achievement. it's remarkable progress and co
north an there's still more on the way. sour ore tom ctello starts us off from here in chevy chase, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you. in fact, the east coast has been struggling through droht conditions, but today it got hammered. it started out with heavy rain, then flash flood and tornado watches fromhe outer banks of north carolina all the way north to new jersey. it was the dead of night when howling winds and the heaviest rains in months swept through the mid-atlantic. flooding neighborhoods, homes, roads, and making a mess of the morning rush. in metro washington, it caused one city bus to slam into another, injuring 26 passengs, including eight high schoolers. >> neck pain, back pain, minor lacerations and abrasions. >> reporter: the d.c. area is expecting seven inches of rain by the time this all moves out tonight. >> we've got many creeks and streams out of their banks. >> reporter: in myrtle beach, south carolina, the water has much othe city in a stand still. >> hopefully it will drain off in the next day or so, but right now we can't get out
, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: jay said he wanted to sit down with her this week but she is out of town. d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee is visiting her fute husband, kevin johnson, the mayor of sacramento. her future here at chancellor growing dim. on friday's show, vincent gray that he will talk to rhee next month. said say he will either
. back to you. >> pat collin, thanks, pat. >>> a candidate for u.s. senate struck by an suv while riding her bike. the crash happened over th weekend near prince george's community college. the driver told police she didn't know she had hit anyone. tonight at 5:30, we'll hear from the victim's mother a find out how the motorist didn't know she was dragging the person for several miles. >>> family member say dr. david skoen in good condition and doing better every day. authorities say 50-year-old paul pardus of arlington shothim after the doctor delivered news of his mother's condition. after shooting him, pardus shot a killed his mother before turning the gun on himself. >>> university of maryland community is once again on edge tonight after a sixth armed robbe was reported near the campus. the attacks started in early august. the most recent one happened sunday morning in a parking lot off route 1. egan mcgrath is there with a warning from police. >> reporter: the parking lot is well lit and not exactly off the beaten path. but that did not stop the suspects. early sunday morning, poli
wednesday, near 80. area of low pressure will give us a small chance of a passing shower thursday night. perhaps into friday morning. weave to dry out a bit with highs near 80. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. jerry, how is it looking? >> looking good this morning so far. capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop, top side from american league to bridge doi fine. south side, no woies. getting from an trues air force base to alexandria to i-95 moving along nicely. speaking of the wilson bridge, here's the outer loop, the inner loop. again, moving along with the travel lanes open. >> thank you, jerry. >> today could decide who the next mayor of the district will be. voters will heado the polls in about two hours. fenty is vying for second term but he is facing challenge from vincent gray whoeads in most preelection polls. may dpan mcgrath is live in northwest washington, one of the main polling stations today. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning. just hours to go. two hours to be exact before the polls open this morning. and this has been an interesting and som
around the bay. at the atlantic beaches, high clouds on an upper level flow. 20,000 feet, with us from time to time throughout the afternoon. mostly sunny. winds gusting to 20 miles an hour. high temperatures in the low 80s by mid afternoon. a look at the rest of the week, and into the tropics, active right now. we will look at the weekend as well. coming up in a couple of minutes. igor nd julia. >> y we will take a look at that. >> problems on the roads? >> we will see how we are doing along interstate 66. not too bad through fair oaks, a couple of miles down the road, near the exit for nothing street, tying up the right side of the roadway. >> chopper4, on wildale between west patrick street and key parkway. the road is closed to traffic. bause of that, two shopping centers without water at this hour. that will be closed for some time. >>> new today, nbc news has learned that detained higher sarah shourd has been released. she was arrested and accused of spying. shourd is reportedly in bad health and releaseod humanitarian grounds. it is unknown if bail was paid before she was releas
someone hit her. >> why ha you decided to run for the u.s. senate? >> i don't feel our elected officials are responsive to the needs of their constituents. >> reporter: she is just 30 years old, athird-yeesh law student but running on the ticket. her campaign motto is a litel statement too. she was training for a triathalon when a driver hit her on her bike on campus way and largo early sunday morning. >> my hope is that she is 100% back to where she was when she left the house. right now, i just want to be able to lookt her and recognize her. >> reporter: recognizing her daughter again will take time. and a medical miracle. natasha suffered from multiple broken bones, a head injury, and lost a kidney in surgery. >> there was a need to resuscitate because there were no vital signs or signs of life. and i would like to know what would have caused someone to hit another human being on their bicycle. clearly if you don't see the person, you should have seen the bicycle. >> reporter: the driver told police, she didn't see the bike until she drove home and spotted it unher escalade.
. >> briefly, yes. remarkable couple of years. a long time ago. stay with us, we've got "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00. >> breaking news, three people are dead in an overnight crash involving an ambulance. we are live with dails. >> good morning, i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this thursday, september 16th, 2010. we want to take a live look outside right now. it is 65 degrees. a cool, refreshing morning. another autumn day. tom says clouds are moving in. good morning to you, tom. >> well, to help out our parched region with the drought ongoing we have a chance for much-needed rain. that is probably not going to be arriving until this evening, after sunset. between nownd then, another dry day. and right now around our region the temperatures are showing a mild start compared to the last couple oforning when it's been rather chilly. right ow it's generally in the low 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. upper 60s in washington and near the waters. out in the mountains, low 50s in many locations. eastn shore in the low 60s. and as we take a l
't be swept away by the surf. the mayor spoke to us after one of his daily briefings by the emergency management team. >> the beach is going to be rough. the surf, we are going to see erosion. we are going to keep people out of the surf. beach patrol will be on duty at 5:00. the beach is open. we are restricting access to the surf. we will continue to do it throughout the day and theÑi >> reporter: you are looking live at a kite on the ocean city beach showing the innovation of some of the visitors. if you are given lemons, make lemonade. the mayor says that he believes the storm will be passing by 5:00 tonight. as you can see, the wind and rain returned. we are gettingxd conditions as d as they have been as we are broadcasting to you live on midday news 4 at 11:00. it's the situation here in ocean city. >> looks like a good day for kite flying. i can see a kite flying behind you, chris. >> reporter: they have had a couple out here. you know, we have people enjoying the day, the natural wonder of it all coming out. it's especially good it's not followed by days of cloudiness and rain
. >>> and saying goodbye to edwin newman, whose brilliant career made us all better. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. if there is a lesson from last night, here it is. the tea party is for real, in case anyone had any dots. and within the republican party, you could see some veteran politicians adjusting to that idea after watching a few establishment politicians go down to defeat last night. they were primary elections last night in a number of importa places and races. the message of voter discontent, and the status quo, loud and clear. while that w last night's result, and november is something else entirel lots of people awoke to a new political reality today. but there's a lot of that going around, starting in delaware where our own kelly o'donnell starts us off tonight. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. tonight, democrats and tea par supporters are excited about the same big upset here, each believing it can help their separate causes. while republican officials are trying to figure out how to win with a candidate th
. kerry, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, good evening, brian. yes, nbc news has confirmed that secretary of defense robert gates late this afternoon phoned pastor jones. then a short time later, pastor jones came out here with all the world's eyes looking at this field in rural florida. they heard the pastor announce that he no longer plans to build a bonfire with more than 200 korans. pastor terry jones says he no longer plans to burn the koran. >> we have been in very much thought and prayer over this whole period. a lot of times we were asked what would it take to call this thing off. we have thought it over many times. >> reporter: the pastor now says burning the koran was directly linked to plans to build an islamic cultural center and mosque in lower manhattan near ground zero. >> if they were willing to either cancel the mosque at the ground zero location or if they were willing to move that location, if they were willing to move it away from that location, we would consider that a sign from god. >> reporter: flanked by an imam from central florida jones claims imam
making for a messy commute. some residents used sandbags, buckets and whatever they could get their hands on to deal with the water leaking into their homes. good ggy thursday afternoon for you all. >> folks, this is just round one of the flooding. round two is en route. >> veronica johnson is here with more on rain totals so far. >> the forecast is working out realy well just as we anticipated yesterday. we're getting a little of the break, at least some of us right now, from the moderate and heavy rains we had earlier. look at that sky. that's the break without anything falling in the immediate d.c. area right now. all through the are we remain under a flash flood watch. in the red, those are the flood warnings to the west of us and north. loudon county,nne arundel county and points up to the north. that is until 6:15. meanwhile, a tornado watch because there's still a tremendous amount of spin in the atmosphere. tornado goes from areas of baltimore county down through prince georges county, charles county, st. mary's and calert again. those folks have quite a few tornado warnings early
here in the u.s. i'm steve handelsman, washington. >> and there is no word on whether jones will reconsider his plan. >> that plan to burn the koran, proclamations around the world. in afghanistan, a cleric said the u.s. government should be held responsible for the actions taken by muslims in defense of their holy book. in lebanon, the shiite cleric called for muslims to join together to confront those who plot against islam. in pakistan, a spokesman for the foreign office called the pastor's plan shameful. >> strongly condemn this fanatic approach and oppose those who in the name of freedom and liberty are resorting to bigotry, undermining the work that has been done toward promoting interfaith harmony since 9/11. >> today the european union also condemned the pastor's plan. >>> another metro access driver is accused of sexual assault. 59-year-old samuel from gaithersburg was arrested on sunday. he is charged with the sexual assault of a metro access passenger. the alleged incident happened august 27th in montgomery county. he work for a subcontractor for metro access whic
the defense secretary robert gates is in iraq meeting with u.s. troops as they formally end their combat mission there. gates's plan touched down hours after president obama told americans it was time to turn the page on iraq. fewer than 50 nourks troops rema remain. president obama did not declare victory in iraq but did say the u.s. gave the iraqi people a chance to shape their future. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: now with the military operation in iraq over, president obama says our next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with dwcombat troo out of iraq, he announced a new mission. >> restore our economy and put the millions of americans back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits of financing a decade of war with borrowed money. his focus now, jobs and afghanistan. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the afghan peoples. >> reporter: republicans criticize the president for opposing the bush surge that turned it around in iraq. >> some leaders who fought tooth and nail to
is in charge. that area of high pressure is getting a little bit closer to us. temperatures up close to 80 degrees. mid-80s tomorrow. for those of you that just assist on more summer, we have at least a couple more chances for 90-degree days before this week after labor day is done. >> still looks good all in all. >> we like it for now. >> thank you, chuck. >> all right. >> new today, a family in d.c. is facing a terrible loss this morning. an early morning fire burned their home. the two-alarm blazed happened on minnesota avenue northeast. derrick ward joins us live from northeast this morning with the latest. day, i understand the roof caved in because of the fire? >> reporter: indeed, it d. there was no one at home at the time and no one was injured. firefighters remain here as this fire on minnesota area just adjacent to the subway station. it happened almost five hours ago and just stopped smoldering. it was about 4:30 when it started to burn. neighbors were a wanged by faulty electrical service. lines burned and shorted out. neighbors tell us they came out and they were met by intens
a chain of events. >> for us here, we are surprised that would happen. yeah. >> reporter: close by your house? >> yeah. very close. >> reporter: the s.w.a.t. team deployed. some highway exits shut down. nearby schools placed on code blue, a systematic search begins. that ex-boyfriend, that suspect identified as 32-year-old joshua prince, a hospital worker, armed and dangerous. according to court documents september 1st, the victim broke up with joshua prince. september 3rd the victim goes out with another friend and returns to her apartment. the victim claims prince was watching her and her friend. the victim says that night prince banged on her door for 30 minutes. the victim says she opened the door and told prince it's over. later that night the victim says her car and her friend's cara n vandalized. september 4th the victim seeks a protective order against prince saying she is in fear for her safety. then this morning in that parking garage, the shooting incident. >> he believed that she may have started seeing someone else and he resides in this apartment complex as well as she re
in potomac in a community that's lost power with every storm. tracy wilkins tells us they are considering desperate measures. >> we have definitely seen worse weather than what we have had today, but for folks in river falls it doesn't seem to take much more than tis tonock out power. >> this year in particular has been very bad. there's always been power outages you wouldn't expect in this neighborhood. > reporter: now with light rain, no power again. but since so many of the homes of the community are on separate grids it's not a problem for everyone, just the same people over and over agai >> i have a 10-year-old afraid to be in the house when it rains by himself because he assume the power will go out. >> reporter: even with underground lines neighbors say the power outages persisted. now they have started a community listserv online. the main topic of discussion by more than two dozen families, where to get a good generator. some are considering purchasing them in bulk to cut down on costs. >> it's probably a list of 15 to 20 people looking to spend, i would guesstimate roughly $5,00
attention away from talking to us on the phone. and focused it on them. and then my folks believed they heard a pop. and again, we don't know if it was a gun going off or if it was detonating a device. they felt they had to go in at that point. >> reporter: the suspect is dead. the hostages are safe and police are taking steps now to close this case. back to you. >> pat collins, thanks, pat. >> it was quite emotional as the 1,900 workers went back to work at the discovery building. this morning management met with the employees for a few hours and then they all left for an extended labor day weekend. john schriffen has more on. this. >> reporter: authorities turned over the building early this morning. about three hours we saw employees trickling in to check their belongings. while these workers did not talk to the media, an executive discovery did. he explained how today is an important 10 for the company that marks the first chance where they can mark this long process of healing. >> i don't think anyone walked in today with the same bounce in their step that they had in days pre
into what caused it. now the latest on this. >> the use of this fire remains under investigation. while there's been lots of speculation about what caused it go we're still awaiting word from investigators about what caused the fire. meanwhile, what is known is that a lot of homes, a lot of lives have been disrupted by this. and there is an outpouring of support moral and otherwise for those lives were changed. across the street, vinyl siding and a cable box melted from the extreme heat. it started in about 3:00 p.m. thursday. smoke could be sen for miles. concern for flooding flames will will for block. >> they did move us a block up the road. we just live right up the street and debris was flying into our yard. >> reporter: there was a challenge for firefighters. the home were close together. >> access was somewhat limited. and our fire an rat us is rather large, trying to place that in a most advantageous situation. >> reporter: the fire was eventually put down. the aftermath proved too much for one homeowner. >> just to maybe -- terrible. >> when they were building them, i said thes
, we're giving you props. >> welcome, craig, good to have you with us. we're starting off with a clear sky, no travel problems weatherwise. if you're planning an early exit from washington or anybody heading back home should not have any difficulties, flights should be arriving -- shouldn't have weather delays and all of the roads and streets and sidewalks are dry. only in the 50s in many locations and 63 in washington. right on the waters it's in the low to mid-60s. quite a chilly start on the eastern shore. it's chilly in western maryland. it's a chilly morning there this morning. in the low 40s in many locations as a large area of high pressure is over us now bringing us yet another sunny day with a royal blue sky. highs reaching the low to mid-80s today. then tomorrow it will be mostly sunny again and it's going to be hotter as we get off to work and school. upper 80s bit afternoon and we'll repeat that on wednesday, cooler thursday. ashley, how's the labor day traffic? >> good morning. diving right in with the good news of the holiday, no big problems to report. taking a look at 3
. but from al qaeda'perspective, they were successful. they tied uphe u.s. security services, they cost a great deal of money. and al qaeda decided we got a lot of bang for a iled attack. let's keep them going. that's what has people concerned. >> we keep calling the new normal, keeps changing all the time. richard engel, thanks as always. >>> now to what was a breaking domestic story late today. a terrible bus crash in maryland. at least one person wakilled when a charter bus carrying children and their parents fell 45 feet off a sky ramp on the d.c. beltway. it landed along a stretch of interstate 270, backed up traffic 15 miles and we're told that won't be cleared for hours. state police say rescue crews had to cut free four people who were trapped inside the bus. some of the survivors we're told tonight have sadly life-threatening injuries. >>> much othe east coast is under a serious flood watch tonight, and take a look at why. it's a weather system that stretches between two major cities very far apart. miami, all the way north to new york, as if traveling along i-95. it's already
in district heights, meagan has been on the story all morning. joining us liveith the story. >> reporter: good morning, a 911 call came in about midnight about someone sufferi from an overdose. an ambulance was dispatched from the fire station and responding west down marlboro pike, suv traveling in the opposition cross the center line and struck the blblts all three men in the suv were killed. the side of the ambulance is ripped open. an indication how violent the collison was. paramedics had not yet picked up the patient. >> the right hand side of the ambulance is obliterated. th patient compartment area is removed and exposed to the exterior. it hppened at around midnight. pole say the ambulance left the station with lights and sirens activated as the ambulance travelled west on marlboro pike, the suv was barrelling down the wrong side of the road say investigators. >> the driver of the suv ended up crossing over the double yellow line into the path of the ambulance. the ambulance had to make an evassive maneuver, but they ended up side swiping each other. >> equipment thrown 100 feet fro
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trigger other evacuations within the watch and warning areas. >> give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right, i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all the way up to the virginia beach area because that's the area that will be impacted as early as tomorrow on into tomorrow night and early friday morning. depending on how far offshore it is, we may have a problem friday into saturday for southern new england and the eastern tip of long island, but everywhere along the east coast should monitor the track of this in case there's an unexpected shift to the west. >> when you talk about a sudden shift, you're worried about the eye of the storm, whether it will go closer to land? >> that's absolutely correct. we'll put a different graphic up here, this shows you the win shear as it goes across cape hatteras. in that area it's hurricane force winds. if the track was further west, it would bring hurricane winds. of course you'll have tropical storm force winds al
was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. doug is among 17 top trors who wanted craigslist to stop kaufrg what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >>reporter: there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers on site. montgomery coun montgomery county firefighter met a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. cathy lynn near told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to exploit young victims, this takes at least one out of play. >> it's definitely a step in the right direction. >> reporter: in prince george's county numerous cases have been. >> host are human trafficking or child exploitation involving motels and such stem from craigslist interaction. >> reporter: darcy spenc
the outer banks expected overnight tonight and into the morning. lynn? >> kristen dahlgren there for us in north carolina. kristen, thank you. >>> police in maryland shot and killed an armed gunman who took three hostages inside the maryland headquarters of the discovery channel yesterday. court records show the 43-year-old radical environmentalist began protesting against the cable tv channel two years ago, hoping to convince executives to devote more programming time to environmental issues. nbc's brian mooar has our report. >> reporter: for four terrifying hours, a gunman carrying what looked like bombs held three hostages inside the discovery channel building just outside the nation's capital. negotiations with 43-year-old james j. lee broke down. authorities say they had to open fire after he made an aggressive move with his gun. >> he pulled out the handgun that he came in with and pointed it at one of the hostages. at that point, our tactical units moved in. they shot the suspect. the suspect is deceased. >> reporter: most of the hundreds of people inside the building had no clue
us now. >> a little fog i the rural areas. one last day of summer in autumn. much cooler weather on the way for the weekend. it is mild and muggy. near 70 in the suburbs and rural areas. look at the latest visibility. down to a quarter mile in a few locations in montgomery, prince gorge's county, washington near the city. watch out for patchy dense fog. western maryland, west virginia, it's in the 50s. in the 60s on the eastern shore. the view from spaceover the last 12 hours showing a w, high clouds from the north. they will be with us from time to time. otherwise, lots of sunshine. low to mid-90s. record high, 94. we may tie or exceed the record this afternoon. then the cooler weather comes in on a fresh northwesterly breeze. highs reaching the low to mid-s. even cooler on sunday with increasing clouds. could get showers passing by late saturday afternoon, saturday evening. let's check traffic. ashley, how is it looking? >> 270, no problems two report there. heaights at a healthy rate of speed. springfield de, no problems to report on 95 as you leave frederic fredericksbu frede
's oy 17 years old. news 4's dorothy spencer jns us with more. dorothy. >> reen, a source close to the instigation says this teenage suspect was under the supervion of the juvenile juice system and was supposed to be livg in a group home. some officials want to kn how close this alleged gng member is being watched. eric foan, charges asn adult of caolic university sudent neil galeski. the 31-year-old w ridinghis bike near sherman circle on august 22nd, wen heas gunned own. >> ts was a young man, working, going tochool and tryg to make an honest living, just ting to get home from work, and was shot and killed for wat appears to be absolutely no reason. >> rorter: news 4 lens tt he was under the supervision of the department of youth rehabitati services and living in a groupome in northeast at the time of the killing. they have come under fire after a number of people under spri supervision have been charged. >> any of the group homes we work for, we want to know the are being managed directly and that they know where the children are. we want to know that they are on top of it. >
to be happening on labor day. the wedding of michelle rie and kevin johnson has been delayed. johnson used to play for the nba. a statement he released reads in part the reason we are making this change is our current wedding plans are not what we had intended. we underestimated the intensity of interest in the wedding and did not manage that well. which was our responsibility. so they say they are planning for a smaller, more private ceremony and keeping mum about the new date and the location. big public event here in d.c. it drew scores of people and that made them happy. a lot of junk turned out to be valuable. the convention center was the site of the popular pbs tv appraisal show antiques road show. here to sort out the treasures from the trash. >> reporter: it is a show seen each week by 10 million viewers all wanting to know if that is something of value or a worthless knickknack. >> we have no idea what is coming in the door. it is the most delicious part. we are a reality show. >> reporter: the executive producer was setting up the day long shoot at the washington convention center where
of the u.s. good evening, i'm doreen gentzler. >> and i'm jim vance. warnings are out from the southern coast to the mid-atlantic. in north carolina, emergency management officials are calling for an evacuation of an island starting at 5:00 tomorrow morning. dangerous current markers have been put along the beaches there. high winds and rains are expected to hit the outer banks by thursday or friday. the surf already is extremely rough along the coast of central florida. waves there could reach heights of nine feet by the end of the week. lifeguards in that area have had to pull more than 100 people from the water since saturday. >>> and hurricane earl's power is even visible from space. a nasa astronaut captured this image of the storm churning in the atlantic as it makes its way north. chief meteorologist doug cameron is tracking hurricane earl. what's it looking like now? >> well, there's some very good news out of this. and right now still a major storm. the 11:00 advisory, the latest advisory coming in, earl still winds of 135 miles an hour and still a category 4 storm. just over t
of the afternoon. most of us will stay completely dry. there have been a few random rain drops in the panhandle of west virginia and far southern pennsylvania. but on thehole good weather for today. no rain threat for the redskins and the texans. >> good to hear it. thanks, chuck. >>> in our headlines now after almost five months there appears to be good newsfrom the gulf. the deepwater horizon well is almost officially closed. scientists confirm theractured rig is sealed off forever. the end of the leak doesn't mean the end of major problems in the gulf. nbc's jay gray has more now from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: the final pressure test should be over now but there's still no word on sults or if the well has been officially killed. in the final hours on the primary relief well after pumping in 74 barrels of cement and making sure it was set there was a sense of confidence and pride. >> the fact that it has done so much damage, the fact that we were able to help solve and fix something that so many people wanted and needed it. >> reporter: but sealing the well won't solve the problem so ma
of metropolitan avenue and edgewood road. polic tell us the impact of the ash forced theictim on to nearby train tracks. service was halted for hours. the driver remaine on the scene. >> charlie mast is behind the wheel in the news 4 traffic network. >> we're looking live at the american legion bridge where you can see lots of volume on the outer loop beltway. you'll see very slow goin on the outer loop. normally start to see that delay coming around heading into silver springs. southbound 95, we' look live at the springfield interchange. delays heading down to newington. it's the hov lane where the accident blocks the left lane. there's a brief delay in the interchange to get past it. once you do, you're in much better shape. >> thanks, charlie. >>> president obama and democraticleaders won a round today in the battle over the economy. the president's small business bill is now speeding toward paage. but in this election year, congress is closelidy voided over what to do about the recession, and how to campaign for the midterm elections. today it all came down to a single vote. steve handlesman
in michael bloomberg. but only from a legal standpoint. >> the u.s. constitution says you have a right to do that. period. end of story. the government can't stop you from burning a book. i said i thought it was distasteful, disrespectful and outraged, that it jeopardizes this country and our troops but the constitution protects it. >> reporter: not even the white house has been able to convince zwroenz drop his plans, to burn copies of the koran this saturday, the ninth anniversary of 9/11. >> as of this time, we have no intention of canceling. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful disgraceful act. that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: even gainesville city officials are looking for a way to stop it but so far, no luck. nbc news. >>> today vatican also condemned the plan to burn the koran. general david petraeus is warning against burning the koran. he is commander of u.s. and nato forces of afghanistan. he said if the koran burning does take place, images of the event will be used by extremist in afghanistan and a
control. they are putting out the hot spots right now. >> we lost you there, joe. can you hear us? >> can you hear me? >> now we can. can you tell us how many home we damaged and destroyed there? if anyone was home, did you ever have to evacuate the area? >> whad two homes that are completely destroyed and there are seven home that are damaged from the fire. there were people home. there were 180 evacuations. >> any indication how this fire started or in which unit it started? >> it started in 8355. the fire marshal's offe is investigating it. >> joe robertson, thank you for taking time wh us. again this story unfolding in manassas right now. seven damaged, two destroyed. these are very large town homes. >>> there was a big break in a high profile murder. a teenager is behind bars accused of killing a college student. riding his bike diploma work. the suspect is making his first court appearance to face charges pat collins is live with the latest. >> reporter: the suspect identified is eric forman. just turn 17. he was 16t the time of the murder. he's been charged as an adult. according t
the storm but we get the benefit of a storm having moved through. >> that's right. it's clearing us out. >> all right. thank you, kim. >>> what is now tropical storm earl continues to head north this morning. the once powerful category 4 hurricane has only weakened and only grazed much of the eastern seaboard. the tropical storm caused only minor damage as it passed through overnight. earl first struck the outer banks of north carolina as a category 2 storm with heavy winds and rain. it caused some flooding there but for the most part earl stayed off shore leaving behind little damage. >> the surface comes up a lot. there's definitely rip tide out there and we're definitely seeing beach erosion. >> still, they are experiencing high surf and rip currents. forecasters say that it should move over nova scotia later today. >> it's going to be a very crowded weekend on area highways. 700,000 people will travel more than 80 miles this weekend. 34,000 people will fly. aaa says ocean city, bethany, and virginia beach are the most popular driving destinations for our area. >>> now to the discove
away were affected. >> at one point, they did move us a block up the road. and we just live up the street and debris from here was flying into our yard. >> reporter: for some folk who live in the communicate, they fear with so many homes so close together, one neighbor's fate could quickly become that of a neighborhood. >> when they were building them, i said with these, they're just too cse together. i was afraid something like this might happen. >> reporter: some decided to pass on this community altogether. the houses were st too close for comfort. >> i really like the housing over here and i like the area. but my husband will me, he said no, angel, the houses is o close together. >> reporter: sprinklers that reinforce exterior fire wall were not present in these homes. they're not required here. >> these hous were built exactly according to co at the time that they were built. >> reporter: as for the monetary cost, first there was no life lost. several pets did perish in the fires, however. the three house that's were destroyed and the contents have been valueat about $600,
investigation. >> reporter: thank you so much for joining us. as you heard there, it is an yon going investigation. still looking to everything that's caused this situation. and difficulty for folks who tried to get out of this fire. tracee wilkins, live this morning in northwest. back to you all in the studio. >> tracee, thank you for the update. >>> police are looking for suspects after a deadly shooting yesterday. it left several cars riddled with bullets and one flipped over. the home is one block from where a man was taken into custody not long after the shooting. his status is not known. earlier, around 12:30 p.m., chaos enveloped u street northwest, one the busiest commercial areas in the city. as mourners were leaving walker memorial btist church for the funeral of 21-year-old mccray, another shooting happened near the cars lined up to participate in the funeral procession. a car pulled up and opened fire in an suv with three men inside. it took off down u street, side-swiped two cars, hit a verizon truck. one was killed. the minister who officiated claims coates and the vic
they hate the most. >> come sunday, they belong to us. we have a new coach. we have new players. and we're going to beat the cowboys. no ifs, ands or buts about it. >> they have men or tormenters. they have their share of cowboy fans. also confident for a win. >> a win. 28-0. done. we own this here. 13 straight games. that's all i got to say. >> 50/50 redskins and cowboys. and we've got a bet going to see who is going, ending up coming to work on monday. because you know, it's a shame when you come in and your team lose. >> the big game kicks off at 8:20 sunday night. reporting from fed-ex field. elaine reyes, news4. >>> the redskins' cheerleaders traveled to new york to made an appearance on the "today" show. they also got to dance with the country band sugar band performed. >>> and you don't have to worry about getting home in your car if you take metro after the game. metro is staying open later and will add more cars to help fans get home after the game. the trains won't stop running until 1:00 on monday morning. >>> iyou can't make it to the game, tune in right here on nbc 4 to cat
correspondent, chuck todd, here with us to start us off. >> good evening. we'll start with the number everybody asks about five weeks before the election and that is, this generic ballot question. who's up? who's down? what do you prefer? last month, it was a nine-point advantage for the republican now, the lead has shrunk to six. the mood of the electorate hadn't changed. theyant change. they don't like the direction of the country and democrats ar starting to engage african-americans and hispanics. as peter ht, our pollster put it, democrats can change the turnout but not the landape. but what is the change voters want? what is this change th want? listen to this, 75% say the result they'd like to see is reduced special interest influence. 70% want to elect political outsiders, even if they are inexperienced, whether we're talking about christine o'donnell from delaware or other folks like that. 54% hope the tea party enthusiasm in the republican party makes them a fiscay conservative party. 54% want to see the repeal of health care, but what's interesting. they care about these things more t
. aaron gilchrist has been following the story since it broke late this morning. he joins us live from johns hopkins in baltimore with late detas. aaron? >> reporter: we can tell you that the polic scene has just cleared on the perimeter of the hospital grounds. the road is back open. most of the police vehicles have left the area. the suspect initially in this incident, warren davis, 50 years old, we're told, shot himself and his mother inside her hospital room at the hospital. take lo at some video we got a bit earlier at the scene as it developed. about 11:45, the baltimore city police officers converged on johns hopkins university hospil after reports of a doctor having been shot by a man with whom he was discussing the condition of his mother. at that point we're told that policestarted to build their presence outside the hospital. began a tactical situation, bringing in s.w.a.t. team officers, trying to assess the situation and ahort time before they were able to make any sort of moves, they were able to tell by looking into the room that the man and his mother o was a patient in
he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy cart is in the house and we'll be speaking toim about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikers still being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jai after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. wel have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor in bermu
within three degrees of our number, 65. no big changes there. the numbers should warm us up into the lower 70s. clouds will linger. but that's fine. we can play baseball with clouds. >> sure. easily. thanks, kim. we'll see you in a bit. after canceling the release of one of the detained american hikers on saturday, a senior iranian prosecutor says the country will release one of them today. iran will release sarah shourd because of health problems. more than a year after she was jailed with two of her friends and accused of spying. shourd was to be released yesterday but it was canceled due to paperwork problems. the other two will remain in custody. >>> we are following a developing story out of baltimore. police issued an alert or an escaped inmate who could be in the washington area. paul palmer faked a medical emergency while being taken to jail. he is charged with attempted murder in a stabbing last month. he could be traveling with a woman in a silver kia spectra. 2008. with a maryland tag number 1 ewb 10. if you know anything about this case you're urged to call 911.
. >> we want to get more information on this right now, john yang is in kabul for us with the latest. john, what do you know this morning? >> reporter: good morning, matt, as you say, the nine servicemen dead are americans, nbc news is being told and at least one american civilian is among the three injured. this happened as you say in zabul province in southeastern afghanistan. much of the territory there is controlled by the taliban and coalition forces led b the united states had been stepping up their efforts to take on the taliban in that area, to try to drive them out. this has been the deadliest year for coalition forces, the deadliest year for u.s. forces with today's crash, 351 americans have died this year. matt? >> john, but as we say, according to american sources the causef this is still under investigation and yet the taliban has already claimed responsibility. is that the norm in a situati like this? would they normally do something like that? >> reporter: it's very common, matt. as a matter of fact we got the call here at nbc news from a talibanpokesman claimg responsibilit
just ahead. first, a quick peek at our forecast. kim martucci joins us now. finally we have a wet half to the weekend. >> we do. we needed this rain. we have been talking a six-inch plus rain fef sit. something is better than nothing. it should be out of here in time for tailgating and the game later number evening. we have 64 and at reagan international. the main band of rain coming through. it started through the overnight. a lot of tailgaters should be good as you get a head start over there. 64 is the temp. we'll take you to 73 with cloudy skies this afternoon. the drying trend is tee. >> all right. nats and redskins. >>> we are following a developing story out of baltimore. police issued an alert or an escaped inmate who could be in the washington area. paul palmer faked a medical emergency while being taken to jail. he is charged with attempted murder in a stabbing last month. he could be traveling with a woman in a silver kia spectra. if you know anything about this case you're urged to call 911. >>> after the release of an american hiker on saturday, a senior iranian prosecutor
and down, driving up and down. >> merchants tell us they are extremely compassionate. they understand the reason for this closing, they're certainly not complaining about it. what they are concerned about is something that councilmember graham referenced earlier there. they're worried about their business, they're worried that people might not see this as a safe area. might not want come down here, that's the challenge police have to reassure people that this area is very safe. back to you. >> that's talking about near that landmark bin chilly bowl is in that same strip right there. yeah, this is a popular place that's been put on the map in the last few years. thanks, jackie. >>> a man is recovering tonight after falling more than 20 feet down a well in charles county. it happened at a pump station that feeds ito a sewage treatment plant in waldorf. craig melvin was there and with the crews that worked pull him out. he joins us now from the newsroom with the latest. greg? >> reporter: charles county has not ca given us the man's name, nor have they explained how he was doing routin
more earlier today. >> reporter: montgomery county police are searching for an armed gunman and using everything from police cars to helicopters to armed vehicles. they are receiving assistance from state police. a woman who lives at the avalon apartments in bethesda tells news 4 around 7:20 this morning a woman ran door to door screaming for help saying someone was trying to shoot her. soon after police surrounded the avalon apartments. there were reports of at least one shot fired. montgomery county police say they know who their suspect is. their search to get him into custody led to closing of streets. they closed nearby exits to 270 and locked down walter johnson high school. people in live at the avalon were told to stay in their apartments and those who are out of their apartments were not let back in. >> they are not letting me go back in. i just want to go to work. >> tracee wilkins, news 4. >> joshua prince has been found. price, rather, found and arrested in pennsylvania. we have more on this breaking news story on a live report on news 4 at 5:00. >>> it is back to normal a
again. >>> thanks for joining us, i'm eun yang. >> joe krebs is off on this friday, september 10th, 2010. it's a clear friday morning in the nation's capital and feeling a whole lot like fall. >> why don't we call it fall then. let's go for it. >> even if it's not official. >> good morning, i'm tom kierein, 61 at national airport. that's the coolest morning we've had all summer ever since last spring. and it's only near 60 in prince george's county. farther to the west and north, fairfax and montgomery, it is only near 50 around the blue ridge. and as well away from the waters on the eastern shore, in the low 40s. this is all due to high pressure coming down from southern canada all the way to the atlantic seaboard and that will be with us here at the time and tomorrow. and we'll have highs in the 70s both days and 50s in the morning. clouding up saturday late afternoon and evening. rain likely after saturday midnight drying out in time for the big game sunday night. eric thomas, how's our friday traffic? >> seeing growing volume. you can see the brake lights 270 southbound at 109. still
of the first u.s. warriors badly hurt in the iraq war. >> someone who served in battle, along with all the marines who knew i was gay. it did not matter. >> he got a medical discharge. but since don't ask, don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the military. >> it's long pastime to repeal this policy which is unjust, unamerican, and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness of our military. >> reporter: rublicans blocked a vote. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: john mccain opposes repeal. >> the senate goes down this path, we would be ignoringhe views of the troops and casting aside the professional mility advice given by each of the four service chiefs. >> reporter: in fact, just before president obama awarded a medal of honor today, the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the core said don't letays serve openly let. >> we'reot quite sure what the impact will be on an all volunteer force. >> reporter: a bigger blow came from susan collins who backs repeal, but not to help democrats win more gay votes. >> now is not the time to play p
of an ergency drill. "news4 today" derrick ward jones us from. ronald reagan washington national airport with how this drill wl play out and if it's affecting travel. >> reporter: you know, a lot of planning went into this event today, but already there's smoke and flames. every indication it will dafbt. that'swhat the planners wanted. now i want to step out of the way and get a look. about 100 vmts will take part. the scenario that will unfold is a plane crash on approach to ronald reagan washington national airport. it hits cars and shuttle bus on the ground. the are injuries and some folks wind up in thepotomac. this nightmare scenario is all about being prepared should the unthinkable me about. this is a mandatory drill we do it every three years. it involves a full scale response. everybody playing roles from the accident viims to the families that would come to see them to the incidents responders themselves both on and off airport. >> what happens after the drill? what do you do? do you go over how thing went? what changes need to be made? >> at that lot of planning goes into this
. at this point no suspects are in stody. >>> tonight, police have released the name of the armed man shot by u.s. capital police steps away from the capitol ilding. 29 year old john wesley wheeler of maryland. he pulled his gun on a group of police officers before he was shot and wounded help cheeler is charged with assault with intent to kill and other federal charges as well. >>> threecorner grocery stores and a fast-food restaurants. police believe all five 06 these northern virginia businesses were targets of the same robber. a similar method was used in each holdup. >> reporter: this armed robber has struck five businesses since late july. three of them have been haircuttery salons. police say the surveillance video shows a serial armed robber purling a knife while 408ding up a haircuttery salon. he swiped money from cash registers at businesses in fairfax and always string between late morning and early aftnoon. >> we're working closely with the county detectives on this because he, obviously, sees no jurisdictional boundaries so neither can we. >> reporter: pice say the robber started the
. nbc's miguel almaguer is on the scene. miguel, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. at least 75 people were rushed to the hospital overnight, some of them injured critically. we know at least one person is dead, although that number may rise. some 53 homes were completely destroyed. more than 100 others damaged. it's believed the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line. and as one witness said here, they described the scene as "hell on earth." the explosion ripped through san bruno just before 7:00 local time, the dinner hour in this suburb just south of san francisco. a blast so violent, some thought it was an earthquake, or worse, a jetliner crash. it was neither. >> i went out and seen this big fireball. first thing i thought was, oh, god, something went up, and it was intense with flames. >> reporter: a monster, gas-fed fireball with flames shooting as high as 100 feet into the air was burning so hot, it obscured everything around it. asphalt melted, windows shattered, the sky turned black and the sound, what witnesses describe as a roaring and a g
winds hit an office building that used to be a church, knocking the steeple inside the building, where it almost hit a woman's desk. she was away from her desk at the time and no one was hurt. dramatic, you don't see that everyday. it is now 7:04. back to meredith and al. we had severe thunderstorms last night. >> came rolling >>> mild and rather humid. good morning on this thursday morning. we have some clouds coming through, a temperatures now 73 in washington. mild around much of the region. and the view from our radar showing one shower now movg into northern frederick county, maryland, out of northeastern washington county drifting off to the east-northeast. later today we should climb into the low 90s, mid-90s tomorrow and lower humidity. cooler weather for the weekend. clouds around on sunday. small chance of a shower. >>> that's your latest wester. matt. >>> thanks so much. to politics, president obama addresses the united nations today as the gop addresses a n plan to deal with the economy and health care. msnbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is here. >> the pre
and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community center that will be multifaith with separate prayer room for muslims, christians, jews and other faces. he is planning a multifaith memorial for the victims of 9/11 and insists he is sympathetic to the families. let us commemorate of anniversary of 9/11 by pausing to reflect and meditate and tone down the rhetoric that serves to strengthen the radicles and weaken beliefs and our values. moderate muslim americans say the protests and the threatened koran burning signal a growing intoleranc
sector did add some encouraging news by adding at least 67,000 new jobs last month. >>> metro is using this long labor day weekend to make what it calls the largest maintenance project in its history. last night the transit agency closed five red line agencies. crews are making track repairs and upgrading cell phone communication access which was a congressional mandate. during the work, metro will offer free shuttle work. the repairs should wrap up by 1:00 a.m. on tuesday. >>> it's 9:08 and 74 degrees outside. we're following new details in the gulf oil disaster. >>> plus, decision 2010. candidates for d.c. council chair debate. where t >>> crews removed the damage well head yesterday from the gulf. the million pound piece should reach the surface sometime today. it's a crucial investigation into the massive oil spill. the new one should be installed in the next few days. >>> leading candidates for the d.c. council are clashing over personal finances. the front-runner's financial trouble could undermine the city's credibility but brown says he's taken steps to clear up his debt. >> re
is really making her presence felt in the state next to us here in texas. twisters touched down in and around the city of dallas. that's where the weather channel's julie martin is joining us from this morning. julie, good morning to you. what's the latest? >> well, good morning, matt. hermine made for a very wild weather day here in texas, from flash flooding to tornadoes. it really left its mark, and unfortunately, it is not finished just yet. i want to take you now to some images from the evening rush hour last night here in dallas, as twisters just started dropping out of the sky, as many as six funnels reported throughout the area. one of them slicing right through the heart of the city, hitting many buildings, bringing up water mains, and also knocking out power to thousands of people. one of the most impressive images, an 18-wheeler literally picked up, flipped 180 degrees with the driver inside, and slammed into the very building i am standing in front of. that driver, by the way, is doing all right this morning. but before all of that widespread flash flooding throughou
will be filed. both children are 10 years old. >>> u.s. transportation officials will hold a summit on distracted drivers. eir goal to remind everyone the dange of talking and texting on cell phones while driving. nbc's leap an greg reports on the latest study. >> reporter: heather heard died in a carcrash when a driver of a trtor trailer rig lost control, which caused a chain reaction. he was text messaging at the time of the accident. >> everyone has someone they love or adore and they can be taken from you in a maer of second. >> rerter: new deposit statisticsay distracted drivers killed 5,000 people last year and injured aalf dozen others. safety officials will convene in washington later today to discuss an epidemic talking on a cell phone. trying or reading a text. behavior some say should not be tolerated. >> we want the way we got drunk drivers off the road is when police arrested them and threw them in jail. we know the reason 85% of the people bckle up today is because tickets have been written and people really get it now. that's where we want to be with distracted drivin
throughout the morning. stay with us for live reports at 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. you can get the latest on nbcwashinon.com. >>> also right now, metro is still work to go repair a string of elevator outages that affected several northern virginia stations. the roslyn, courthouse, pentagon and crystal city. paramedics had to free one woman from an elevator after she not trapped at courthouse station. work could last through tomorrow. still not clear what caused the elevators to shut down. >>> this moing, georgetown university is investiting what they call several hate and bias incidents. they occurred between september 6th and 13th at two separate residce halls, now south hall and darnell halls. hitlerand swastikas were written on dry ee race boards. >>> a neighborhood dispute over a speed bump may have led to a murde in fairfax county in the springfield area. police say the suspect and victim knew each other. pat collins talked with neighbors who knew the victim. >> this is a story about a man who lives in this house. and another m who lives down the street in that house. and a new speed
. >> reall my goodness. and still under investigation. stay with us, everybody. news 4 continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> we learned new details in the deadly john cop minutes shooting. he was from northern virginia. >> good morning. lcome back to news 4 today. >> it is friday, september 17th, 2010. a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. it is 67 degrees. another cool, freshing morning after much needed rain came down overnight. tom says we still need more. >> yeah, we sure do. mos of the region we just tamp down the dust. farther to our north about 30 miles, a good amount of rain. half an ih in many locations there. this morning now the sky is drying out again. partly cloudy. good morning. starting off friday morning with mildemperatures i the wake of the overnight rain. in the 60s shenandoah valley, through much of virginia and maryland. # 1 at washington. mountains of western maryland, west virginia, upper 50s to near 60. the moving color is rain that came throug in a couple waves yesterday overnight and last night. exited north and east. getting heavy downpours in southern new england. highs reachin
us from annandale, virginia. that's where this morning's floods took a dangerous turn. >> reporter: here in northern have virginia as we s throughout the rest of the area a big mess with plenty of roadslosed throughout the area. and here on this road another example why you should not try your hand at high water. it was a wet, long, miserable morning commute that started for a lot of drivers on thinner loop of the beltway after a tractor-trailer jackknifed. it happened just before 5:00 a.m. fuel poured from the truck causing major backups throughout theorning commute. meanile, in annaale and wood burn road a vdot worker says a husband and wife drove through the roadblock and tried to t through this standing water but didn't make it. they both had to be rescued. the water stood as high as two feet on the far side and was about at a foot and a half on e sides t driver tried to go through. >> and i work right off wood burn road so i'm worried about what sections are cut off right now. so i haven't been down there. i'm wondering what it's like. >> reporter: as crews surveyed flood-pron
a month ago and now h seems to be doing it within a matter of days. that concerns us. >> reporter: in each case the robber brandishes a knife, grabs cash from the register, and runs away. >> establishments seem to be centered around route 28. so anyone who shops or does business on route 28, we ask you to keep your eyes and ears open. call us if you see anything unusual. >> reporter: so far no one has been injuredn any of these robberies but police are concerned that the suspect could become violent. if you have any information or recognize the person in the surveillan video, you're asked to call police in loudoun or fairfax county. in ashburn, darcy spencer, news 4. >>> after almost five months there appears to an end in sight with bp's blownout oil well. we're taking a look. crews are pumping in cement to seal the well from the bought a.m. and officials say that has hardened just fine. pressure and weight test is all that's needed to be sure it's permanently closed. an announcement is expected to come today. >> the picture from underwater hasn't always been perfect but it's been interes
clout he fought in their fst place. how do you win the hearts and minds of muslims with one of us daring to burn their holiest book. obama's elengths was a big plus to the muss little world. in this battle for the american mile is the president smart to rally against tax cuts for the rich? if you want the center then why lean left? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, hdnet's dan rather, the bbc's katty kay, nbc's andrea mitchell and the "washington post"'s david ignatius. first up, on this ninth anniversary of 9/11, the gnawing hostilityy between some in this country and the muslim world became an outright obssion. here is the president friday defending his approach to that pastor's threat to burn the koran. >> this kind oaf behavior or threats of action put our young men and women in harm's way. and it's also the best imaginable recruiting tool for al qaeda. i hardly think we're the ones who elevated this story, but it is in the age of the internet something that can cause us profound damage around the world. and so we have to take it seriously. chris: is he righ
, elijah's kids growing longer and longer. jackie cachalot lives, that kept us alive, i think by then touching some lives people are coming to show their respects your. show some much much love there is in the community. >> she was smart, intelligent and she is wonderful perry chose the caring wife and a devoted mother. she is a kind of person you felt had a gift. because you were your friend. >> she was always smiling, she was always in noveinaudible. >> this sister sister love this is my favorite one, this was to give their grandparents to be the anniversary. we have a lot on that date. >> there are services plan, for 20 rolled just a morals, who is also killed in the explosion. tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. there will be viewing fall by visual and 7:00 p.m. i didn't 0 mortuary in delhi city. a funeral services will be saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the church of the highlands a zebra. and very will be 1:00 p.m. monday morning of monday afternoon with fun memorial in coal mine. >> for people are accused of doing something that is described by police as a special, authorities say that thes
are working? and what can each one of us do tohelp? our discussion with around duncan, leading reformer and chancellor of shington, d.c. school michelle rhee, randi weingarten, president of the federation of teachers. and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit public schools. captions paid for by nbc-universal television 0. >>> but first, to politics and the divided congress. what will republicans do in power? this week, republican leaders in the house unveiled their pledge to americ campaign manifesto that's the 2010 version of the gop's contract with america from 1994. the higights -- extend the bush tax cuts, t spending, and repeal health care reform. >> our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> but the question is, are these new ideas or more of the same? here to debate tt question among others, one of the architects of the republican pledge, the chairman of the house republican congress, representative -- representative mikpence of diana. he's here in new york
hardly any clouds for us to be wored about today. high pressure in charge. we'll lead to plenty of sunshine for today. high temperatures in the upper 70s might touch 80s degrees later. sun is not up for another 51 minutes. a lot of great college football going on this afternoon. maryland terrapins taking on the mounta mountaineers. if you want your football forecast just send me an e-mail. >>> 44 burglaries and robries in less than a month have some fairfax county neighborhoods on alert this morning. these cases setch fromclean reston. one man could be responsible for them all. darcy spencer explains how he's getting easy accs in several cases. >> reporter: residents of the oakrook communities in fairfax county have felt so safe many neighbors dn't lock their doors or windows. a recent rash of burglaries have shattered their peace of mind. >> it hapned once or twice we thought okay. but they keep coming back. >> reporter: police believe one criminal is responsible for had 4 burglaries, thechts from cars and unlawful entries since august 4th. they say he steals wallets and purses
. this friday, in fact. chris gordon joins us with what this will mean for drivers. hi, chris. >> it means hands free cell phone use. driversre going to need an ear piece or to use the speaker phone. and they can't hold on to it, they have to put it down. this is called a secondary offense. which means if an officer stops you for speeding or neglect driving or a headlight out, they can also give you a fi if you're driving like this. >> it's not hard to imagine you're in heavy traffic when al of a sudden you look at the car next to u and the driver is talking or texting on a cell phone. >> many people on the cell phone. they're wiggling all overhe road. >> reporter: here's a new sign you'll see in maryland. no texting, no handheld cell phone use. starting friday, police will be cracking down. >> the first violation is a $40 fine. the second violation is a $100 fine with one point. if you're involved in a crash then the fines go up to $140 and there can be up to three points. >> the law applies not only to maryland motorists, but everybody using maryland roads. we spoke to some drivers at the i-95
a male. they ve not released his name and they havenot told us whether he was driving or a passenger on the bus. but they did tell us they have to notify the famiy. i want to step out of the way, because i want to show y -- i want to show you the hov flyaway because at this point what we know i that this 26 passenger wolfbus, this tour bus, shortly around 4:00 was leaving the d.c. area traveli northbound and somehow someway it left the roadway completely, went airborne, hit the em bankment. at some point after tt it rested on a jersey wall north of the democracy boulevard on northbound 270 here, resng on the jersey wall. earlier we thought it hit cars sp upon impact. it did not happen. there were at least two cars that hit trying to swerve the light st. again, as you mentioned, 12 people taken to the hospital. four of them are in critical condition. wi talked to a woman right after we arrived on the scene here who was travel behd the bus. she became part of the rescue effort. let's take a listen as to what she had to say. >> we had to stop. we were calling 911 and help
. hewent to school at catholic useful neil godleski, gunned down august 22nd near sherman circle in northwest. it happened sometimefter midnight as mr. godleski was riding his bike home from his restaurant job. darrell brown was a co-worker and friend. >> i've still got tears in my eyes. it is ahame how it happened like this. >> he was good heaed. it i a shame that it happened like this. i'm glad justice was served. >> reporter: the parents of neil godleski are in town for a memorial service them met with the police chief yesterday. keith jarll is a communicate activist who lives on sherman circle. he talked to the godleski family about the arrest. >> the family is still very distraught. this is a small family. there aren't a lot of them. and this has broken them and been very difficult on them. she said they were very thankful that an arrest had been made. >> reporter: sources say, the same gun that killed neil godleski was used to shoot a 15-year-old on illinois avenue earlier that same day. a juvenile has been arrested in connection with that shooting. it appears that the gun
, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurricane warnings in effect still for the northern half of the coastline of north carolina. we also have tropical storm watches and warnings all the way up to new england. hurricane warnings for parts of new england as well. the big problem is going to be the storm surge. not so much the rain. it's going to be the storm surge, anywhere from two to four feet of storm surge, some areas picking up five feet of storm surge, but make no mistake, rainfall is still going to be an issue. we're talking about rain that could be anywhere from two to four to six inches, some areas picking up seven to ten inches of rain, especially as yo
details coming up. >>> plus an azing medical story. four years ago dr. richard edward lost the use of his hands in a brush fire. now he has a new set of hands after jt the third double hand transplant in the united states. we will meet ricrd edwards and find out how he's doingn a few minutes. >> remarkable story. and live from new york it's "saturday night." 36 seasons. that's amazing. we h a chance to meet with the cast members about the new season. we'll tell you what to expect coming up. >> i left the studio yesterday morning. there was a line of people camping out trying to get into the show. >> they're out there now trying to pick up tickets. >>> first, with the mid-term elections around the corner a look back at t week in politics beginning with political theater. savannah guthrie reports. >> reporter: on capitol hill friday, morevidence of why some americans thinkashington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert was billed as an expert witness on farm labor and testified in character. >> congresswoman loffgrin asked me to use my vast experience as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy t
, refreshing start to your workweek. now tom kierein joins us to tell us th kind of day we'll have. >> this morning we are morning. and this monday we're starting off thankfully with no weather to mourn. we have a dry sky this morning. we really do need some rain. right now it's in the 60s throughout most of the region, shenandoah valley, arngton, fairfax, mid-60s. near 70 in washington near the bay waters. mountains, chilly morning, near 50, much of west virginia and western maryland. and we have a few clouds drifting in from the north and west that will be with us this morning. otherwise, lots of sunshine today. we'll have afternoon highs climbing to near 80 degrees. we have low humidity and northwest breeze 20 miles per hour. overnight it will be clear and chilly, in fact. in the 40s throughout much of the region. afternoon highs intothe upper 70s with bright sun on tuesday. wednesday, increasing clouds and warming up into the upper 80s. and then moisture wednesday night, thursday, may bring us passing showers with highs, again, hot on thursday, in the upper 80s. morning lows ne
's the irony, florida, where heather was killed still has no law prohibiting cell phone use or texting while driving. virginia by the way, bans texting while driving, but it's a secondary offense there. police have to pull you over for something else first. i rode with fairfax unty police recently. and one of the officers express frustration. they would see somebody texting while driving but they couldn't pull them over because it's a secondary offense there. they had to get them on something else first. >> they're helpless otherwise. >> yes. >> and the kindle behind the wheel of a bus, isn't that atrocious? >> come on. >>> authorities are reopening streets that were closed while investigating a suspicious package. a pharmaceutical company received an unexpected package that was leaking an unknown liquid. hazmat teams determined the substance was not dangerous. >>> the rematch between martin o'malley and former governor ehrlich appears to be neck and neck with six weeks to go until the general election. a new poll in the governor's race shows either candidate can win. chris gord season here
coming down here. the water was splashing all over the place. they couldn't even see us coming out. but it was teible this morning coming down. they canceled our case. >> reporter: now, in 2008, upper marlboro had flooding, six feet of water on the streets and some businesses suffered serious damages. news 4 at 6:00, we'll revisit some of those people and find out why tonight they are still fearing flooding. live in kensington, back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. >>> the stormy weatr tossed around the chesapeake bay making for rough surf around calvert county here. rising waters spilled on to roadways aroundorth beach creating havoc on the commute. some residents had to use sandbags and buckets to deal with water leaking into their homes. >> high water in bethesda also affected traffic there. drivers had a tough time getting through the busy intersection this morning. and it wasn't any easier for pedestrians. theyad to navigate flooded sidewalks and dodge the spray from all those passing cars. >>> take a look at this. scary moments in northeast washington today this morning af
, in some cases, are surpassing us, especially in math and science. >> reporter: the president kicked off the education nation summifrom the white house and included a go of recruit iing ience, technology, english and math teachers. policy makers and teachers discussed ways to fix a system that's failing too many kids. >> status quo isn't good enough. >> reporter: and not good enough for parents like cynthia williams. she became an edution advocate 20 years ago when her ildren began school. >> my kids didn't get the best education. now i know by the time they got to college, remedial courses. theyhad to take remedial courses. >> reporter: from school policy hurdles to teacher troubles. unions ce under trouble for negotiating contcts that make it difficult or virtually impossible to fire poor performing teachers. new jersey's governor says students continue to pay the price if unions don't look for compromise. >> until they come along either willingly or being dragged along this isn't going to change. >> reporter: call for innovation and renewed dedication to give students a better path to
against us. >> you talk about the ways of washington. do you think anyone will look at washington and absolve republicans for opposing just about everything the president proposed? >> there was a better way. there was a bipartisan approach to health care that was rejected. there was a $450 billion stimulus package that cut taxes and helped the unemployed and did infrastructure projects. they rejected this approach and went hard to the left and have nothing to show for their efforts but bigger government and more debt. theres was a better way. they chose not to go that way. now they own this agenda that i think has been the most liberal agenda in modern times and at the end of the day the public is not in the left ditch. they're not in the right ditch. they're in the right center of the road and the only way the president can possibly survive is come back to the middle. he's tone deaf. putting ksm on trial in new york city made no sense. interjecting himself into the mosque debate made no sense. >> let me ask you about troubles within the republican party. 46% negative rating right
her on the phone with us. >> hello. good morning. >>reporter: the jk moving and storage company out of sterling, virginia, sent crews to pack and move her possessions for free. >> pack it up as soon as we can. >> they'll also store it for a month for free. >> reporte so mu has changed for our conversation. >> yes, this is a bless. i'm feeling happy and released, the stress. nowt's a big change. >> reporter: but the kindness of strangers didn't end there. she now has a job thanks to a man who saw the story. the city is stepping in with counseling and services. >> every eviction is tragic, complex and emotion. but when it happens on this scale, it's obviously multiplied many times over. >> reporter: for people who live in this community, their worr has been replaced with hope. >> there must be something going on. this is impossible. from the jaws of defeat, you grab victory, so we're glad to see that's going to happen. >> reporter: dc police have blocked part of 11 street so they can easily move this stuff onto the truck. we have not seen any signs of trash trucks. that's the good new
outside and see what's going on. we've got gray skies throughout the ea. meanwhile, points south of us, they've been getting heavy rain. miami, florida, look at the rainfall, 4.12 inches of rain. that's pretty common in areas of southern florida. so where is this system right now? well, it's between cuba and miami right now. it's just on the south side. so they've been getting the heavy rain working right up on the atlantic side of florida, even rain coming into areas like jacksonville, florida. you can see that onshore circulation from palm bay down to miami. now, that's assocated with tropical storm nicole that got named shortly after 11:00 a.m. this morning but look at the rain around north carolina. that's a separate low pressure system. and at's what's going to be aiding in our troubles here, the fact that we're getting really soaked right now, som of those spots down south. so then we're going to see training tomorrow with areas getting just soaked and then soaked again. one to two inchesnd the another one to two inches. this goes down through north carolina. so here' what we're
anger against the u.s. because of threats to burn the koran, and e controversy over the proped islamic cultural center near ground zero. president ahmadinejad, blames all this on the conspiracy. >> translator: they have no relation, they are in no relati relation- >> reporter: there are jewish leaders working with muslim leaders to build the cultural center in new york city. there's no evidence of what you call zionists groups against it. fidel castro your old friend, fidel castro criticized you for your comments about -- israel and -- translator: i need to talk, to speak. i think you should finish first and then you shouldet me explain. >> reporter: speak. >> what you see in islamic countries ishat the people are against, that ugly behavior. they are not against the people of the united states, they are not against amicans. >> rorter: we see no evidence that there is any such zionist conspiracy. >> reporter: he was equally combative about the ia, wch sharply rebuked iran this week for denying access to the two leading experts on speinspectio teams. >> reporter: they are under pressure
officials told us they would intensify efforts to make sure their clerks were honest. but it's still happening. meet willis willis of grand prairie texas. he plays the lottery at the same store every week. one day last spring he handed his teickets behind the counter >> i asked the guy to check my ticket if it was a winner or not. >> the clerk was a 25-year-old college student. >> he came back and said, you have a $2 winner. >> but it turns out willis had won a little more than 2 bucks. he had really won a million. his ticket, according to the local d.a., was stolen by the clerk. she presented the case to the grand jury. >> and they made a determination that the man commented the offense of claiming the lottery prize by fraud. >> it's hard to know exactly how often this happens. what we do know is all over the country lottery retailers are turning up as some of the biggest winners around. in new york, a lottery retailer has cashed 120 winning tickets for more than $500,000. and in florida there are seven lottery retailers among the frequent winners. including one that has tickets wor
? is the party's hold on both the house and senate in jeopardy? with us, charlie cook, editor of "the cook political report," erin burnett, anchor of msnbc's "street signs" and e.j. dionne from "the washington post" and rich lowry, editor of "national review." captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. president obama will spend next week talking up his proposals to improve the economy and lower the 9.6 jobless rate. "the new york times" reporting this morning that on wednesday in cleveland he will ask congress to extend a corporate tax credit for research and development. with the election season officially under way this labor day, the president must convince voters that democrats will offer the best prescription for turning the economy around and creating jobs. with us now from his home state of south carolina, republican senator lindsey graham. senator, welcome back to "meet the press." >> thank you. good morning. >> i want to start on the economy. the president reacting to the latest jobs numbers in the rose garden on friday offered this assessment of where things
: pettygr's mother that her daughter is a trd year law school student and a green party candidate for the u.s. senate seat in maryland. she was training for a half ironman competition when she was struck. she is clinging to wlif massive internal and head injuries. >> she is my only daughter. she is my life. i don't know what i'm going to do if something happens to her. >> reporter: we were not able to reach the driver of the cadillac for comment today. her mother said she hopes some good will come of this tragedy. she is hoping more bike paths will be added heren the stat of maryland to make it safer for people lke her daughter. reporting live, darcy spencer, back to you. >> all right. thank you. >>> poli tell us two children have been hit by a car in northeast d.c. it happened about an hour ago. police say both kids are ten years old. t car hit them on polk street northea near a service road along i-295. they were both in a hospital now with what we're told are serious injuries. we're told the driver did stay on the scene. >>> d.c. council chair and democratic mayor nominee vincent gray said
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he told us today about his fellow former presidents. >>> is it safe to change the genetic makeup of salmon and will you know it when you see it? >>> on thin ice, some magnificent creatures whose home ice is literally melting out from under them. a big change happening right now. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the folks who study recessions have determined this one is the longest since world war ii, where they might differ from the rest of us, however, is their view, their contention that the recession is now over. and that it lasted 18 months. that doesn't go over well with the llions of americans wondering how their own situation will improve. it's a sentiment the president ran right into today in a town meeting televised live onc nbc and featuring a does of humanity during this rough time. we begin with white house correspondent savannah guthrie. >> reporter: there are those technical measures that economists talk about, then there is the reality on the ground. today, the president got a dose of the latter. >> thank yo
their voters. tom sherwood joins us with more. >> there was one unusual moment. that's when the mother of a former mayor got into the act. >> reporter: what was your view of the questions? >> reporter: at wtop rodeo friday, fenty and gray passed each other in the newsroom disagreeing the school chancellor michelle rhee, gray won't say whether he would keep the leader. >> i want to sit down with her after the primary so we can get a sense of where she is and where i am and what the chemistry will be. >> reporter: and fenty again stated he's made a mistake by not reaching out to more citizens. >> spending so much time. absolutely getting things done. focusing on results. that's been, you know, both my legacy as mayor and maybe a little bit of my albatross. >> reporter: at a later candidate forum in georgetown, fenty was acknowledging support from anderson williams when he was interrupted by a woman in the audience. >> we're talking about williams. i'm very glad to have his support and endorsement. when mayor williams introduced chancellor -- >> can you ask people not to interrupt? >> the
from saying "i do." >> it will always be memorable, that's for sure. it's given us plenty of challenges, but nothing is stopping us. >> reporter: lasting memories of each other and their special day, shared with a hurricane. earl wreaked havoc all along the eastern seaboard, beginning with the north carolina outer banks overnight. the eye of the storm staying far offshore but close enough to bring driving wind and rain to the barrier islands. on new york's long island, powerful waves and rip currents created dangerous conditions at area beaches. >> obviously the surf has come up a lot. there's definitely riptide out there and we're starting to see a lot of beach erosion. >> reporter: and now that earl has arrived in new england, the question, how much damage will he leave behind. michelle franzen, nbc news, chatham, massachusetts. >> for more on earl's impact on the beaches in our area, chuck bell is in the stormcenter with more. hi, chuck. >> hey there, doreen. yes, indeed, it's very good news for people with interests in martha's vineyard, nantucket and cape cod. the storm has now bee
campaign, and he joins us now with his report. craig? >> good evening to you. we're here at the south dakota and hamiln and northeast, about 1100 folksoted so far. here at this middle school. we're told it's slightly lighter than what they expected. as you alluded to there, voters, supporters here this afternoon all said the same thing to me. if this race comes down to a referendum on fenty personality, adrian fenty is in trouble. if he loses as practically every poll suggests he will. what a fall from political grace will be. >> the votin -- i think the city habeen moving in a great direction, and we need to continue that. >> reporte williams says he's heard the complaints about mayor fenty, zee detached, arrogant e. >> we all have different personalities, but we have to lookat the facts. the city's better four years later. >> four years ago, a wildly popular adrian fenty did not jus win in a landslide, he won in every precinct. voters backed his reform ias. more developmen, more parks and recreation centers. four years later, many of those voters are disenchanted. rudy smith remembe
manager attacked her. >> i found out that she was living on campaign donations, using them for rent anpersonal expenses while leaving her workers unpaid >> reporter: she found her only hard times actually made her understand voters' anger. >> a lot of people have said that we didn't win the general election. >> reporter: democratic officials are gleeful and called her an ultraright wing extremist. ironically, her supporters used an obama slogan. >> yes we can! >> reporter: a tight race too close to call. former state attorney general, the choice of both the republican establishment and sarah palin against a tea party endorsed conservative activist. on to new york, where the republican nominee for governor is another tea party conservative. real estate developer over the party favorite former favorite rick lazio. rangel beat back several challenges. >> i go back to washington stronger than i have ever been. >> reporter: and back here in delaware, democrats didn't have a primary fight for the senate seat, so chris cooms is the candidate. or donnell who's worked for nonprofit groups is
for the tailgaters. it's going to be a nice night night for a game. we have a fantastic week ahead of us. let's show you what's happening outside right now. we did see the rain across the area, but that did not stop a lot of people from coming down to the adams morgan day festival. look at all the people in the way there of rain. i'm not sure if this is the electric slide or what they were doing there. now look at this. look at the food down there as well. i would have liked to have gone there today. now partly to mostly cloudy skies. we'll see these to the east of the d.c. area. temperatures got up to 73 degrees. it's currently 70 degrees. nothing to show on the radar. most of the rain or actually all of the rain is now out of here. it has pushed well east. we're seeing clearing west of the district. to the east we're looking at cloud cover. to the west we're looking at nice temperatures and sunshine. look at winchester at 77. where we still have the clouds, 64 in annapolis and 66 in leonard town as well. redskins against the cowboys. partly cloudy, light winds achl great night for football. temper
glad hurricane earl did not do anymore damage, but i could have used a drop of an at my house and we didn't get anything. >> it skirted off to the east, heading right toward nantucket, skirted north carolina. this has been a real close call. doesn't mean everyone's out of the woods. they did get a labor day break from hurricane earl in the northeast. actually it's been downgraded to a tropical storm as it brushed the coast of massachusetts this morning with heavy rain and high winds. >> and lots of sighs of relief up and down the east coast because this could have been a lot worse. but it if you're thinking of testing the waters at the beach, you'll want to watch out for what earl left behind. we'll have a full update. >> half a world away, a big earthquake in new zealand caused widespread damage in their second largest city which is actually locked down today. >> the prime minister said it was a miracle that no one was killed. we will head live to christ church for a look at the damage there in just a few minutes. >> back in this country, coulky horman would have been going back tol
reality. despite the efforts of some to make us think it's all gone, turns out most of the oil that spilled into the gulf is still there. ightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's enough to make you believe that education, specifically fixing education, is now emerging as a real national goal. at least it's officially part of the national conversation. as you may know, we're hosting this multi-day summit here at rockefeller plaza in new york called "education nation." and today, the story advanced with news on education from the president of the united states on down. and some of the people in the fight seem actually hopeful that breahroughs and real change could start coming fast. we want to begin our coverage tonight wi lester holt here in the studio. lester, goodvening. >> reporter: those gathered here agree the system has on the overhauled but cnging the way we educate our kids means challenging long-held traditions and as that can be a very difficult conversation. >> it is my pleasure to welcome you to education nation on
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